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Mill Steel Co. finalist for 2013 American Metal Market Service Center of the Year Award
May 18, 2013 12:00

For the second year in a row, American Metal Market proudly announces Mill Steel as a finalist in the American Metal Market Service Center of the Year Award for 2013. Nominated by their customers based on excellence in product quality and outstanding customer service Mill Steel garners the nomination for the 2013 American Metal Market Service Center of the Year Award for the second time.

The 2013 Awards for American Metal Market will recognize the most innovative companies across multiple categories.

Mill Steel's American Metal Market ad is featured in the latest AMM publication. Thanking its customers for their loyal support and recognition for the nomination for American Metal Market Service Center of the Year Award.


Mill Steel Announced as a winner in the West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Elite Winners
May 16, 2013 12:00

Today, the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), honored 101 West Michigan companies that set the standard for innovation and implementation for human resources initiatives. This year's winning companies were honored at West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ annual awards luncheon.

In it's 11 year history, Mill Steel had been honored as a winner 10 years. Within 10 years of participation Mill Steel has won top honors (Best of the Best) two years in a row in 2006 and 2007. This year Mill Steel was honored as an Elite winner in the category of Recruitment, Selection and Orientation.



Mill Steel's listing of previous awards:

  • 2003-Compensation & Benefits Elite Winner
  • 2004-Compensation & Benefits Elite Winner
  • 2005-Best of the Best
  • 2006-Recognition & Retention Elite Winner
  • 2007-Best of the Best
  • 2008-Best of the Best
  • 2013- Recruitment, Selection and Orientation Elite Winner

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Mill Steel recognized in the National Association for Business resources Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Country
May 16, 2013 12:00

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives can be named a  National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

The 2012 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance.

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Mill Steel Co. Announces its Expansion
October 06, 2011 7:40


On the Heels of Triple Digit Volume, Customer, and Employee Growth Mill Steel Co. Announces the Expansion of Its Grand Rapids, Michigan Corporate Office and New Distribution and Processing Capabilities in Birmingham, Alabama and Louisville, Kentucky


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/

Mill Steel Co., a leading flat rolled service center company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan has announced the expansion of its Grand Rapids, MI corporate offices to support its growth in staffing and training requirements.  The expansion includes the addition of approximately 5,000 square feet of corporate office space and a training facility designed to support the company's national sales and operations training activities.  David S. Samrick, President and Chief Executive Officer, states that, "The Company continues to see opportunity in all of its business segments and the Grand Rapids expansion is a necessity given the Company's triple digit growth in both processed and sold tons, customers, and employees since late 2009."

Mill Steel believes its expansion will provide adequate space for up to 50 additional full time staff and management associates as well as a training facility that will support 80 persons for use in training its sales, engineering, and operating teams on the Company's latest initiatives.  Samrick states, "Our decision to expand its Grand Rapids, Michigan corporate office location is another commitment to the Company's continued growth as well as its support for West Michigan jobs."  Mr. Samrick further states that, "We expect this expansion to assist greatly in the Company's ability to conduct centralized sales and operating training programs for its team as well as be a venue in which the entire Mill Steel family can come together for corporate events."  "Face time amongst our associates is critically important to maintaining our history of a family culture business," Samrick concluded.


Mill Steel has also announced the expansion of its painted products distribution footprint to better support its Midwest and Mid-Atlantic customers.  On October 1, 2011 Mill Steel expanded its distribution operations to include a 50,500 square foot facility in Louisville, Kentucky in an effort to more effectively and cost efficiently distribute painted and acrylic flat rolled steel to its mid-Atlantic and Midwest customers.  "The company's decision to locate in Louisville, Kentucky offers Mill Steel an outstanding location to not only efficiently distribute its painted flat rolled steel into those markets, but also expand its sales presence to support its automotive, appliance, tubing, and general fabrication customers receiving material out of Mill Steel's Detroit and Birmingham processing facilities," said Eric Lambert, Senior Vice President, COO and CFO of Mill Steel.  Mr. Lambert further stated that, "We expect this distribution location to substantively improve Mill Steel's ability to service customers' just-in-time inventory requirements which in turn lowers their material risk and carrying costs."


In an effort to further improve its service offerings to the Company's automotive, appliance general fabricating, and building products customers in the Southeast and Mid-South United States Mill Steel has also announced today the expansion of its Birmingham, Alabama processing center and distribution operations.  Mill Steel in September 2011 established a 55,000 square foot addition adjacent to its current 121,000 square foot Birmingham processing operation.  This expansion enables Mill Steel to both improve its storage and distribution capacity as well as substantively expand its slitting and packaging capabilities.  This Birmingham site expansion includes certain rights to improve its contiguous 3.75 acres of vacant land to provide better inbound and outbound logistics at the Birmingham property.  Samrick states, "The Company's decision to expand its Birmingham, Alabama operations is due in large part to the continued conversion of automotive, appliance, and construction customers in the Southeast and Mid-south United States."  Mr. Samrick further stated, "We expect this location to not only expand and enhance our production capabilities but more efficiently and timely distribute finished goods to its customers across the entire Southeast region."


About Mill Steel Co.:

Mill Steel Co., based in Grand Rapids, Mich. and ranked in the Top 50 Metal Service Centers, celebrates its 52nd year in business in 2011 and remains dedicated to its history of innovation and people-first culture that has made it one of the largest, best-in-class flat rolled steel products distributors in the Midwest and Southeast U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Comprised of twelve production lines and three production locations in Grand Rapids and Melvindale (Detroit), Mich., and Birmingham, Alabama, Mill Steel serves customers in the automotive, appliance, homebuilding and agricultural equipment industries, among others, across North America.  Mill Steel also has distribution facilities in Laredo, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky.

Mill Steel is ranked as one of the best places to work in Michigan and has received several prestigious awards including the Alfred P. Sloan Award for business excellence in workplace flexibility by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as the 101 Best and Brightest Companies in West Michigan.  The company continues to practice its history of excellence as it grows to meet the needs of an expanding customer base.


See Original Article. PRNewswire Oct 3, 2011